Post-Graduate Information

(HEA Title IV, Section 485(a)(1) (R) & (S))


Quick Take: Each institution must disclose information about the employment of, and participation in graduate and professional education by its graduates.  The information is to be gathered from sources such as alumni surveys, student satisfaction surveys, the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, state data systems, or other relevant sources.
An institution does not have to collect complete and precise information from its graduates in order to comply with this disclosure requirement, but it must provide some information on the jobs and further education pursued by its graduates.    
When Will This
Take Effect?
This provision went into effect when the bill was signed into law on August 14, 2008.  It is subject to negotiated rulemaking, so specific regulatory guidance may be provided in the future.  In the meantime, institutions must make a "good faith" effort to comply with the law.
Who on Campus May Need to Be Involved?  Alumni office; career services; institutional research; any other offices involved with graduate surveys or outcomes measures
Additional Resources Statuatory Language

HEA101 Web Keyword for More Information: PostGrad